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Firefighters battle a 2nd brush fire within 24 hours in the Cajon Pass Tuesday

CAJON PASS, Calif. ( — Firefighters responded to a brush fire in the Cajon Pass for the second time in less than 24 hours on Tuesday.

At about 1:53 pm on October 1, 2019, dispatch received reports of two brush fires on the northbound I-15 freeway, north of Kenwood.

According to scanner traffic, the upper fire is holding at a quarter acre and the forward rate of spread has been stopped. The 2nd fire is also about a quarter acre and the forward rate of spread has also been stopped.

Motorists traveling through the area should expect delays as the no. 5 lane is expected to remain closed for an unknown amount of time.

The San Bernardino National Forest is taking the lead and is being assisted by San Bernardino County Fire and CalFire.

This is the second brush fire to erupt in the cajon pass within 24 hours. On Monday at about 4:10 pm, fire crews responded to a 10-acre brush fire dubbed the #DevoreFire along the NB-15 near Kenwood. The fire kept crews busy into the night.

The official cause of both fires are under investigation at this time.

Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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